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Source: Diverse Education

Across US colleges and universities, professors and education advocates are working to encourage more minority students to pursue environment degrees.

Since the start of the environmental justice movement in the early 1990s, only about 16 percent of the staff in environmental organizations are those of color.

Furthermore, while the rate of minorities with the US has grown, individuals of color are vastly underrepresented within the environmental justice sector.

As a result, school boards are changing the ways environment classes are taught to support marginalized students.

“We’re really interested in designing a program that mirrors the wisdom of nature, that suggests that we want to create spaces where diversity is not only welcome but it becomes the raw material for the innovations and the change that we create in the world,” said Matthew Kolan of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at University of Vermont.

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Colleges Push for Minority Environment Students

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